Tom AthenourFounder/CEO

Tom has been working with leaders, teams, and organizations to increase their effectiveness for over 25 years. As an executive coach, consultant, and educator, Tom has helped leaders in a variety of organizations from start-ups to global companies. He has worked with such clients as AIMCO, Alpine Bank, Coors Brewing Company, Eaton, Epiroc (Global Divisions), Gates Corporation, OfficeMax, Pinnacol Assurance, UCHealth, and Western Union. Prior to starting StarQuest, Tom was Vice President of Marketing with International Learning Systems, Inc.

Tom has authored articles and has spoken at numerous conferences about leadership effectiveness, building high-performing teams, and organizational change.

He is certified in a variety of assessments including The Leadership Circle®, Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i), Caliper, Team Culture Survey and Myers-Briggs (MBTI). He completed his training through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and is currently enrolled in the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching program at CRR Global.

Tom holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Santa Clara.